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23 Jan 2015 description

Brazzaville, 20 janvier 2015 – L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) recommande désormais l’introduction du vaccin conjugué contre la méningite A, le MenAfriVac®, dans les calendriers de vaccination systématique en Afrique subsaharienne. Cette recommandation vise à protéger les nourrissons contre la méningite et à maintenir l’immunité à l’échelle de la population.

23 Jan 2015 description

Brazzaville, 20 January 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends the conjugate meningitis A vaccine MenAfriVac® to be introduced in routine immunization schedules in sub-Saharan Africa. This recommendation ensures that infants are protected against meningitis and population-wide immunity is maintained.

23 Jan 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | vendredi 23/01/2015 - 08:35 GMT

Par Boureima HAMA

Visage fermé, le révérend Boureima Kimso s'interroge: "Qu'est-ce que les chrétiens vont devenir?" Quelques jours après les violences religieuses qui ont embrasé le Niger, les façades calcinées des églises rappellent à la minorité chrétienne qu'un cauchemar est devenu réalité.

23 Jan 2015 description
report Voice of America

Anne Look
January 22, 2015 12:27 PM

DAKAR, SENEGAL— Nigeria’s electoral commission is scrambling to find ways that will allow approximately 1 million people displaced by Boko Haram-related violence to vote in the February elections.

The independent commission says voters displaced by fighting in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states can pick up their voter cards at designated centers and refugee camps, many of them located in the state capitals. Those locations are also where displaced voters will be able to cast their ballots.

22 Jan 2015 description

Ministers of Health from around the world will convene next week at WHO’s Executive Board meeting, to set global public health policies. Among other topics, representatives are expected to review the current polio epidemiology and global preparedness plans for the phased removal of oral polio vaccines. A report has been prepared, to facilitate discussions, available here.

22 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

• En 2014, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 91 361 cas et 1 583 décès de choléra (CFR=2%) dans 11 pays, soit trois fois plus de cas qu’en 2013.

• Les trois pays les plus affectés sont le Nigeria, le Ghana et la RDC qui comptent 93% des cas et 80 % des décès de la région. Les épidémies au Nigéria et au Ghana impactent directement les pays limitrophes du lac Tchad et du golfe de guinée.

• On observe une létalité élevée en zone sahélienne supérieure ou égale à 2% notamment au Nigéria, Tchad, Cameroun et Niger.

22 Jan 2015 description

Since November 2014, the number of people crossing the border to seek refuge in the region of Diffa has increased due to the latest attacks in north-eastern Nigeria (Mallam Fatori, Damassak, Damaturi). The partial results of the ongoing census indicates that there are more than 87,000 displaced people (52% are children) installed in 71 out of 104 sites. However, the Coordination and Management Team for Refugees and Returned Nigeriens in Diffa estimates that about 150,000 people have settled in Diffa since the beginning of the crisis in May 2013.

22 Jan 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

21 Jan 2015 description

L'analyse des résultats du Cadre Harmonisé de Novembre indique une faible dégradation des moyens d’existence dans les régions nord du Mali et dans les zones affectées par la baisse de production agricole. Ceci, principalement en raison de l’assistance humanitaire et de la période de récolte.
Cependant, la situation de la sécurité alimentaire pourrait s’aggraver entre janvier et mars 2015, notamment dans les zones où une mortalité excessive du bétail ou des pluies irrégulières ont été enregistrés.

21 Jan 2015 description

Crisis Overview

  • Boko Haram (BH), meaning Western education is forbidden, an Islamist militant insurgent group based in northeastern Nigeria, has been carrying out armed attacks on civilian populations since 2011. In May 2013, the Government of Nigeria declared a state of emergency (SoE) in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states, which has been extended until November 2014. The security crisis continues to worsen, with growing numbers of victims, and the destruction of social and economic infrastructure, including the disruption of education services.

21 Jan 2015 description

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | mercredi 21/01/2015 - 02:35 GMT

par Boureima HAMA / avec Reinnier KAZE à Yaoundé

Boko Haram a revendiqué mardi soir la sanglante attaque de la ville de Baga, alors que le Nigeria et ses voisins discutaient à Niamey des moyens d'unir leurs forces contre le groupe islamiste qui menace de déstabiliser la région.

21 Jan 2015 description

1/21/2015 - 01:24 GMT

by Aminu ABUBAKAR

Boko Haram has claimed a massive attack feared to be the worst in its six-year insurgency and threatened Nigeria's neighbours, as talks began for a regional response to the militants and fears grew of further violence.

The confirmation from Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau came as no surprise after multiple eye-witness accounts of the attack on Baga, which is thought to have killed hundreds, if not more.

20 Jan 2015 description
report UN News Service

20 January 2015 – Women and children make up the vast majority of the latest wave of refugees fleeing violence in northern Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund warned today as it continued its efforts to provide basic assistance, including safe water, nutrition, health, education and protection services to affected children in the region.

20 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 14–20 January

Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.

20 Jan 2015 description
report Rotary

The continued fight to eradicate polio gets an additional $34.8 million boost from Rotary in support of immunization activities and research to be carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The funds will be used by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF for polio immunization, surveillance and research activities in ten countries, as well as to provide technical assistance to additional countries in Africa.

20 Jan 2015 description

In the wake of mounting violence by the Boko Haram insurgency, Nigeria’s displaced population may be close to a million, according to IOM. Unless the insurgency is stopped, the tragedy could leave many more displaced inside the country and spill over to destabilize Cameroon, Niger and Chad, it believes.

20 Jan 2015 description

Pluviométrie atypique, conflits et Ebola augmentent l’insécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l’Ouest

Messages clés

20 Jan 2015 description
report UN Security Council

CS/11742

7362e séance – soir
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

Le Conseil de sécurité a, ce soir, « condamné dans les termes les plus énergiques » la récente escalade dans les attaques perpétrées par le groupe terroriste Boko Haram au Nigéria et dans la région.